FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

HOW DO I SIGN UP?

Create a MINDBODY account for seamless scheduling and payment processing.  (It's free!) If you're not sure how to create an account contact  us!  (We are only available via the phone upon request- please fill out a contact us form!)  We're here to help.  Sign-ups are required for all studio visits.  Be sure to take advantage of our FIRST-TIME CLIENT INTRODUCTORY RATES!


WHAT MAKES FUSION PILATES BARRE DIFFERENT?

We fuse together fitness and entertainment.  We create custom music video playlists to help keep you motivated and entertained during class.  Our instructors LOVE what they do.  Our class choreography changes all the time- you won't be bored!  In addition to group fitness classes, our private studio hosts various events such as movie nights, cocktail parties, charity events, book swaps & more!  


WHEN IS YOUR STUDIO OPEN?

Our private studio is open 10 minutes before each class begins.  Our instructors arrive early to setup- but they lock the door behind them for safety reasons.  Clients will not be admitted earlier than 10 minutes before class.  


WHAT DO I DO WHEN I ARRIVE?

When our studio doors open, head on in to our front desk and find your name on one of our two iPADS and check yourself in!  If it's your first time, please arrive right when the studio opens- you'll need to fill out a few forms, meet your instructor and let her know of any injuries/limitations you may have.   Our studio doors lock when class begins and will not be opened for any late arrivals.  If you arrive late, your session will be used up.  Please read through our studio policies- as they apply to all our amazing members, and we reinforce them 100%.  


DO YOU OFFER A STUDENT RATE?

Of course we do!  We just require a valid student  ID and proof that you are a full time student (taking 12 or more credits).  You won't be able to process your own payment in MINDBODY; we will do it for you!  Visit our STUDIO RATES page for more information.


WHAT IS PILATES? 

It's amazing!  It's a practice of proper alignment and functional training.  You'll work your muscles in a way that helps ease many aches and pains;  focusing greatly on the core.  Pilates is low impact, mindful and full of modifications.  It's a perfect exercise for those looking to increase flexibility, strength and coordination.  Every class has a full description on MindBody. 


WHAT IS BARRE?  

Barre (pronounced "bar") is an exercise method in which we utilize a ballet barre to execute a variety of functional movement training.  Our Barre classes are a fusion of dance, pilates, yoga and strength training.  We set all of our Barre classes to music (we keep you motivated!)  Done regularly, you'll increase your stamina, strength and endurance.  Our barre classes are very athletic!  You'll work hard, sweat and feel the burn!  We recommend participating 3X a week to see visible results!


WHAT IS PILOXING SSP?

A 45-minute class, PILOXING SSP is fusion  of pilates, boxing and dance.  Our studio comes alive during this class!  With the lights down low, you'll dance, sweat and jab your way to a strong and toned body!   Optional 1/2 pound weighted gloves help to increase calorie burn during this high intensity interval training class.   Only PILOXING gloves are permitted; they are available for purchase at the studio, $20.  


WHAT IS PILOXING BARRE?

A 45-minute class, PILOXING BARRE is a low-impact workout that utilizes a ballet barre to strengthen and tone your entire body.  Only PILOXING gloves are permitted; they are available for purchase at the studio, $20.


WHAT CLASS SHOULD I TAKE FIRST?  

Interested in Barre?  We recommend BARRE 101*, BARRE MODE or  BARRE BREAK.  Looking for Pilates Equipment classes?   SILVER REFORMER is a strength training classes open to new members.  Want something cardio-based?  Try CARDIO-TRAMP; also open to new clients!  TIP: our MindBody schedule will allow you to sign up for ANY class that is open to all levels.  If you're able to register for a class- you're good to go!

*BARRE 101 is offered when our studio experiences a large influx of new clients.  If you cannot find BARRE 101 on our schedule- don't worry!  Simply start with BARRE MODE; a foundations class where you'll learn class terminology, exercises and start your barre journey!


I'M PREGNANT, WHAT CLASSES CAN I TAKE?

Congrats!  We're proud to say our studio has had many, many barre bumps!  Staying fit during your pregnancy is so important!  Always get approval from your doctor before starting any exercise program.  We highly recommend investing in a good heart rate monitor to wear during ANY exercise.  Bump-friendly classes include: BARRE MODE, BARRE BREAK, CARDIO BARRE, PILOXING SSP, PILOXING BARRE, and  CARDIO DANCE.  Modifications to keep you and your baby safe will be given throughout class.  You MUST tell your instructor you're expecting prior to the start of class; she'll be able to provide modifications for you!


HOW MUCH DANCE EXPERIENCE DO I NEED FOR A BARRE CLASS?

You don't need any dance experience (or rhythm for that matter!)


WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?

Grip socks are required for all classes.  Form-fitting clothing is best;  this will help your instructor correct your form.  Wear whatever you're comfortable in!  For those with long hair- it's best to tie it back during class.  We recommend tying your hair towards the top of your head, or very low by the nape of your neck.  


WHY ARE GRIP SOCKS REQUIRED AT FPB?

This studio policy is for your safety.  Grip socks help avoid slipping on our studio floors and on Pilates equipment.   It is also more sanitary for our members to wear grip socks!   There are absolutely no exceptions to this rule.  This policy is listed on all class descriptions, in our studio policies, at the studio and in the confirmation email/text you receive when reserving your spot in MindBody.    Grip socks are available for purchase in our studio boutique; please be sure to arrive right when the studio open to give yourself and your instructor time to process you purchase!


WHAT IS YOUR CANCELLATION POLICY?  

24-hour cancellation policy. No exceptions. We hold a spot for you and in exchange you give us 24-hours notice. All cancellations are done via MindBody by you (the client). 


WHY MUST I CANCEL 24 HOURS BEFORE CLASS STARTS?

Out of respect for fellow FPB members (whom are looking to get a spot in class) and our instructors (whom show up to teach). 


ARE ALL SALES FINAL?  

Yes!  Classes are non-refundable and non-transferable.  Class package expiration dates cannot be extended.  


IS PARKING AVAILABLE?  

Yes!  Parking is available in the Mt. Carmel Center Parking lot and directly across the street from our studio's entrance.  


DO YOU OFFER CHILDCARE?  

No, sorry!  Our studio does NOT have an area for children to wait either, so please leave your little ones at home, as they will not be able to "wait" in the studio.